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April 15, 2021

President Biden Proclaims April as Second Chance Month

President Biden proclaimed April as Second Chance Month. This proclamation raises awareness of challenges faced by those being released from justice systems and spotlights organizations such as Goodwill for making a difference.
December 14, 2020

Goodwill Hires New Retail Director With Over 20 Years of Retail Expertise

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois has recently hired Keary Fath as its new Retail Director for the entire 18 county area. Fath is responsible for all aspects of Goodwill’s retail operations including store sales, aftermarket retail, transportation and logistics, and e-commerce.
January 14, 2020

GOODWILL HIRES NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois has recently hired Jennifer Kruchten as its new Finance Director effective October, 2019. Kruchten’s responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining all […]
October 11, 2019
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Goodwill Returns Valuable Donation – Over $5,200 in Stashed Cash Found in a Donated Sack

ROCKFORD, IL – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois’ Machesney Park wares processor was doing what she normally does during a typical workday sorting and processing donated […]
February 12, 2019
Goodwill GED Graduates Honored at Graduation Ceremony

Goodwill GED Graduates Honored at Graduation Ceremony

Rockford, IL (February  11, 2019) – Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois’ GoodGRADS Program held a graduation ceremony on Friday, February 8th for eleven deserving students. The […]
February 7, 2019

Goodwill Industries International’s New President and CEO Visits Goodwill Northern Illinois

ROCKFORD, IL (Feb. 7, 2019)  — Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Stateline Area (Goodwill Northern Illinois) was honored with a visit from the new Goodwill […]
December 17, 2018
Ben Bernsten

Transform Rockford Steering Committee Adds Members

ROCKFORD (December 14, 2018) — Transform Rockford elected Benjamin Bernsten and Daniel G. Saavedra to its steering committee. Bernsten was named the President of Goodwill Industries […]
November 2, 2018

Ben Bernsten Named Among 2018 People You Should Know

ROCKFORD, IL (Nov. 2, 2018) — Ben Bernsten, president of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, was named one of the 2018 People You Should Know by […]
March 5, 2018
Paulina Sihakom

Goodwill Board Member Receives Award at YWCA Leader Luncheon

Goodwill Board of Directors member, Paulina Sihakom, was the recipient of the Mentorship Award at March 5th’s YWCA Northwestern Illinois Leadership Luncheon at Giovanni’s in Rockford, Illinois. With […]